A professional painting service can come in handy if you are undergoing major renovations to your home. However, you want to learn more about the process involved in hiring a professional painting service. You are also wondering if it would be worth it to undergo a DIY painting project. Depending on the scale and scope of the entire undertaking, it will probably benefit you more to hire a professional painting service. Need more convincing? Let us help you decide:
Consider all the factors involved in a residential paint job as well as the level of ambition it takes to pull the whole thing off. Depending on certain circumstances and variables, you will certainly need to hire a professional. Think about what the job requires as well as the level of precision and attention to detail to do everything right. Also, consider the scale of the job. How much prep-work is involved? Will you need to apply multiple coats of paint? No matter how extensive the work will be, a professional can easily handle all of it.
Get an Estimate and Request References
The beauty of hiring a professional is that they will provide you with an estimate on the entire cost of service upfront. This will include labor, materials, paint, and the time it takes to complete the project. Going over everything early on will also do a great deal of good in terms of preventing any major mishaps or uncertainties down the line. You should also look into the painter’s portfolio to get a better idea of what kind of service they can provide you. And, if you get the chance, ask them if the estimate includes travel time as well as pressure washing and caulking.
Check Their Credentials
A professional painting service should provide you with the proper documentation confirming that they are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. Most states will require a professional painter to possess different certifications and permits to provide you with service. The company that you decide to hire should, at the very least, possess painter’s insurance. Here’s why: if one of their workers gets injured on the job, then who’s liable for it? A situation such as this could result in a lengthy amount of litigation to resolve.
Picking a Color
Keep the space in mind. Think about your decorative scheme and how everything will properly coalesce. Dark colors can make a room look smaller than normal, whereas brighter colors will allow you to open things up. If you need help visualizing what the space will look like, you can always purchase a quart-sized can of paint, in the color of your preference, and apply a sample-size of it to your wall. Also, be sure to watch your wall throughout the day to see how the color looks according to the amount of light your room is receiving. If you plan to sell your home, then you will want to stick to neutral colors. The buyer is already imagining the changes they are going to make the very first time they visit your home.
A professional painter can use all the help they can get. Properly preparing your home is arguably the most important part of the process. It’s what will pave the way for a more precise paint job. If you don’t undergo the necessary preparations, then your paint will peel, crack, or chip easily. This means that you will eventually end up having to repaint everything. To ensure that everything goes according to plan, we suggest that you clean any dirt walls inside and outside of your home. Grease, dirt, filth, soap scum, and limescale will prevent the paint from properly adhering.
Will You Receive a Strong Warranty?
With every professional painting service, you should receive a warranty. Moreover, a strong warranty is usually an indication that your service provider is confident in their work. It will ensure that they will properly prepare for every job, they will utilize high-end materials, and they won’t cut any corners. In other words, you are going to get a lot of value out of what you invest in a professional painting service. Three-year warranties are among the most common that you will find, and they will typically cover labor and material if any mistakes are made during the painting process. You should always understand what’s in your warranty before moving forward with service.
Training and Experience
The beauty of hiring a professional is that you don’t have to learn how to do everything on your own. Also, think about your normal, day-to-day routine. You will want to hire someone who won’t interfere (a lot) with your daily ritual. You will also need to find out if the company is using subcontractors. You should steer clear of subcontractors because they won’t offer the ideal amount of safety, training and quality that you need. It’s always better to try and minimize your risk when hiring a professional painting service.
A professional knows that there’s more to a paint job than the actual painting process. A trustworthy company will do everything it can to ensure that you are satisfied with the results. Whoever you end up hiring, make sure that they are communicative. They should always keep you in the loop through every step of the process. A good company will also care about the work they are putting out there because they know it will benefit their reputation and influence in the community. It will always make you feel at ease knowing that you are in good hands with a professional painting service.
If you have any questions, we encourage you to give us a call! One of our staff members can explain small- and large-scale painting projects in greater detail. They can also provide you with some tips on DIY residential paintings.